December 2020
Denver Ecclesia
Denver, Colorado
Recipient: Christ's Body Ministries   Initiative: Bags of Love Initiative 2020

We chose Christ’s Body Ministries (christsbody.org) as our charity to donate our sleeping bags to. We were drawn to this particular charity for the homeless because not only do they provide physical needs to the homeless but also spiritual needs and lifelong tools to help them get back on their feet. They are a day shelter and provide food to those in need as well as offering bible classes, counseling, and programs for the homeless to transform their lives.

We got the sleeping bags just in time for a very extreme cold spell in Denver and they said they would start handing out the sleeping bags immediately. When I spoke on the phone with them they were very grateful for this donation and asked a little bit about who we were. They were currently only accepting drop off donations so we didn’t get to go inside to speak with them further because of Covid restrictions, but I was very impressed with the services they offer and plan to work with them again in the future.

I think its important to not only provide physical needs but also to support those in need and give them the tools to better their lives. Providing them with the Gospel message and a hope for the future is even better. We had a couple sleeping bags, toiletries, and clothes that we had collected on our own to donate that we dropped off with the sleeping bags as well.

Thank you for the opportunity to provide those affected by homelessness in Denver with the much needed warmth they need.